Get To Know More About a South Korean Boy Group That Debuted in 2018 NTB a.k.a Never Take a Break Here!
There are so many South Korean groups that have debuted and survived their career journeys. Not all boy groups that have debuted get the same opportunity to promote well such as Naughty Boys, also known as Never Take A Break, which debuted in 2018.
In this article, there’s an underrated South Korean boy group named NTB that promoted with 6 members that consisted of L.Min, Seowoong, G.O, Youngbo, Jaeha, and Hyobin. They actively promoted for 3-4 years before announcing their disbandment. Well, without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about NTB from their full profile, fun facts, debut era, and more in the article below!
NTB L.Min Profile
Real Name: Jeon Sangmin (Hangul: 전상민)
Stage Name: L.Min (Hangul: 엘민)
Birth: December 17th, 1990
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Position in the Group: Leader, Main Vocalist
- Instagram ( @ntb_lmin )
- Twitter ( @NTBLMin )
NTB L.Min Facts
- NTB’s L.Min was one of the members accused of abuse towards an ex-member, Seokyu, but the accusations were found to be false.
- NTB’s L.Min’s hobbies are listening to music, playing football, and watching variety shows and dramas.
- NTB’s L.Min’s specialty is dancing.
- NTB’s L.Min’s favorite musicians are SE7EN, Usher, and Brian McKnight.
NTB Seowoong Profile
Real Name: Joo Seo-woong (Hangul: 주서웅)
Stage Name: Seowoong (Hangul: 서웅)
Birth: May 14th, 1991
Star Sign: Taurus
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Position in the Group: Lead Vocalist
- Instagram ( @ntb_seowoong )
- Twitter ( @___UNG )
NTB Seowoong Facts
- NTB’s Seowoong’s hobbies are playing football and listening to music while walking.
- NTB’s Seowoong’s specialties are cheerleading and exercising.
- NTB’s Seowoong’s favorite musicians are Yoon Jong-shin and Kim Kwang-seok.
NTB G.O Profile
Real Name: Hwang Tae-geun (Hangul: 황태근)
Stage Name: G.O (Hangul: 지오)
Birth: October 11th, 1991
Star Sign: Libra
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Position in the Group: Vocalist, Main Rapper
- Instagram ( @ntb_go )
- Twitter ( @NTBGO )
NTB G.O Facts
- NTB’s G.O was one of the members accused of abuse towards an ex-member, Seokyu, but the accusations were found to be false.
- NTB’s G.O’s hobbies are watching dramas, movies, and variety shows, sports, “reading” (he likes to pretend), appreciating music, and rapping.
- NTB’s G.O’s specialties are being a goofball, rapping, singing, dancing, and playing.
- NTB’s G.O’s favorite musicians are Zion.T, iKON’s Bobby, Crush, Jay Park, Swings, BIGBANG’s G Dragon, Bruno Mars, and BLOCK B’s Zico.
NTB Youngbo Profile
Real Name: Shin Youngbo (Hangul: 신영보)
Stage Name: Youngbo (Hangul: 영보)
Birth: March 15th, 1992
Star Sign: Pisces
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Position in the Group: Lead Rapper
- Instagram ( @ntb_youngbo )
- Twitter ( @NTB_YoungBO )
NTB Youngbo Facts
- NTB’s Youngbo’s hobbies are reading and watching movies.
- NTB’s Youngbo’s specialty is acting.
- NTB’s Youngbo’s favorite musician is Choi Minseok.
NTB Jaeha Profile
Real Name: Park Jinseong (Hangul: 박진성)
Stage Name: Jaeha (Hangul: 재하)
Birth: August 10th, 1993
Star Sign: Leo
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Position in the Group: Vocalist
- Instagram ( @ntb_jae_hawt )
- Twitter ( @sk998333 )
NTB Jaeha Facts
- NTB’s Jaeha’s hobby is watching movies.
- NTB’s Jaeha’s specialties are taekwondo, moving his eyebrows, and eating delicious food.
- NTB’s Jaeha’s favorite musician is Rain.
NTB Hyobin Profile
Real Name: Lee Hyobin (Hangul: 이효빈)
Stage Name: Hyobin (Hangul: 효빈)
Birth: November 17th, 1995
Star Sign: Scorpio
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 74 kg (162 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Position in the Group: Vocalist, Visual, Maknae
- Instagram ( @ntb_hyobin )
- Twitter ( @NTB_HYOBIN )
NTB Hyobin Facts
- NTB’s Hyobin’s hobbies are watching sad movies, listening to new music, ad watching YouTube.
- NTB’s Hyobin’s favorite musicians are Luther VanDross, John Legend, and Sam Smith.
There was a 9-member male idol group, and it was planned as the second season of Pure which was active in the same agency. Therefore, their English name is Pure Boy. In January 2015, the single album When White Snow Falls caused a sensation in Japan Tower Records and ranked 3rd on the Japan Tower Records K-Pop chart for two weeks.
They continued their activities in Japan on July 1, 2015. After releasing a single album through Universal Music Japan, a major Japanese record label, in the first week of July, it set a phenomenal record for a rookie group, topping the Japan Tower Records chart for three weeks in a row and reaching #5 on the Oricon chart.
There is a rumor that the competence of the representative producer Park Sang-hyun, who wrote the lyrics and produced the song himself, played a part.
However, they colluded with the manager who was in charge of the concert hall in Japan, Hwang Tae-geun (G.O), and the eldest member Jeon Sangmin (L.Min), which led to the members leaving, and they were active in Japan under the name Naughty Boys (NTB).
The first music video teaser from NTB was released, raising curiosity. On May 14, 2018, the agency High Choice Entertainment released the teaser for their debut song “Dramatic” for their first mini-album through official SNS and YouTube channels.
The teaser video, which opens as if a movie is beginning, caught viewers’ attention by rapidly changing through various scenes such as an alarm clock, the scenery of a Japanese night street, and the appearance of the six NTB members running towards somewhere.
In particular, unlike the general teaser video, the sound was filled only with sound effects without any BGM, making the video stand out, adding a more mysterious feeling to it, and inducing curiosity. At the end of the video, the song “Dramatic” was inserted briefly, further amplifying the curiosity of the fans.
NTB, which debuted first in Japan in 2016 and quickly built a strong fandom through active local activities, planned to leave a strong presence with the public with splendid music and performances through their domestic debut album Dramatic.
NTB set their foot in the South Korean music industry with their first music video and mini album. “Dramatic” is accompanied by trendy future bass music as well as cool vocals and raps from the members. In the music video, we can see the appearance of the six NTB members dancing outdoors with various beautiful scenic backgrounds.
NTB Debut Performances
NTB’s members are not idols who debuted on stage to the first time because, previously, they had debuted as Pure Boys members a few years ago before they re-debuted as NTB’s members.
Their debut performance was also powerful enough while bringing “Dramatic” to the stage. Let’s find out more about NTB’s debut performance in the session below!
On July 13, 2018, NTB held their debut stage on KBS’ Music Bank while having fun with their debut song “Dramatic.” The members were very energetic while doing the choreography and singing live on stage. They also had some backup dancers to support their debut performance that was aired on television.
What do you think about NTB’s debut performance?
NTB released their debut single “Dramatic” on May 28, 2018. Apart from their debut single, NTB has not released any other songs and focused on their promoting activities for a little. Unfortunately, NTB doesn’t have any singles besides their debut song, “Dramatic.”
NTB is a re-debut boy group from a previous concept, Pure Boys, that made its debut under Pure Entertainment and debuted in 2013. The group sadly disbanded in 2014, a year after their debut. Pure Boys also had a large number of members and was introduced with 9 original members.
Some of the original members of Pure Boys debuted as members of NTB. They needed some time and a hiatus to prepare for their debut in a different agency. In 2018, NTB revealed their debut with a single titled “Dramatic,” but after their debut, NTB has not had a chance to make a comeback.
Through their official Instagram account, NTB’s members sent a warm message for their fans. Some of the members are in the middle of their military service, too, so they went on hiatus and are waiting for a time when NTB can make a comeback as soon as possible.
“Hello, Nsif! Are y’all doing well?? I am doing very well and am healthy. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our fans who have supported and watched us for a long time. Also, it seems that these were times filled with waiting when we couldn’t show more.”
“Thanks to this, I have grown a lot as an artist, and a person named Hyobin Lee was able to grow. I would like to be with you forever with the time we spent together and the unforgettable memories.”
“Even though it is the last time for NTB, we are looking forward to the day we can greet you with a new image that has grown as soon as possible after the war [referring to his military service]. We ask for your support for the active activities of all the members of NTB.”
“While living as a soldier, a message of support for your continued interest and strength is really heartening. I really wanted to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for looking at me with a sincere gaze every time and for looking at NTB, our members, and me, Hyobin, beautifully. I love you.”
“Hello everyone, this is N.T.B GO. It is very sad that it is the last time to say hello by the name of GO. Um… I am very worried about what to say first. It is very regretful to say hello to all of you last as a soldier like this.”
“Thank you very much for supporting and loving us a lot for a very long time since before, not just N.T.B. I have spent my 20s receiving so much love from all of you that I will never receive in my life.”
“Thanks to you, I was a very happy person. 6? I spent a lot of time for 7 years, made a lot of memories, experienced a lot of this and that, and had a lot of happy days. But, there were many more happy days. That we were able to be happy is really, really thanks to you guys.”
“Thanks to your support, it breaks my heart that we hoped we can work harder and achieve our dreams together, but I’m really ashamed and sorry that I couldn’t keep that promise. I’m really sorry for not doing much. But, thanks to everyone, a blunt man equals a bad man?”
“A lot of fans are thinking about it as a scary man, but thanks to you, now I am good at expressing myself and my personality has changed a lot. I think I really only got it from you guys. N.T.B ends like this, but our friendship never ends. I promise you. In addition, I must look different and look good from now on! We will do our best to see you again.”
“Thank you very much for making our twenties shine and making us love them. I was happy to have all of you Nsif. I’ll be back in a more fabulous look, so please wait. I will support you a lot. Please support a lot of all of you. I pray that your dreams will come true even though I have suffered a lot in the meantime.”
“My friend Joo Seong-woong, our brother Sang-min-yi, my younger brothers Hyobin, Jae-ha, and Youngbo, who have been together before, even Jae-eun, ugly brother, younger brother, friend, trusted, followed, and thanked for being with us. I’ll do a lot of cheering.”
“Nsif, I pray that your dreams will come true. I’ve been really grateful for that. I love you. I won’t forget anything. And, these days, it will be a lot harder because of Corona, but let’s not get sick and overcome it together. This was NTB’s G.O.”
“My dear fans, who I’m always so grateful to no matter how many times I say it. I want to give you only happy and good news, but I’m so sorry for not being able to do that. As my brother always said, the end is not the end, but the beginning of newness. Like the sun covered with clouds, like the moon behind the mountain, the bright appearance is always waiting to meet us.”
“I will visit you in better shape someday. All the time I spent with you, I bet it was the happiest and most enjoyable time in my life. I will never forget the precious memories with our fans. I will definitely come back to give back the support, love, and repayment we received from NSIF. Until then, don’t get sick and always be healthy. Once again, we sincerely thank you for supporting and loving us NTB. I love you, Nsif.”
“Thank you. I’m grateful for sharing my beginnings and endings with my beloved fans. There were times when I listened to bad words [probably hate] and I was sad, but I hope that the good, happy billions of memories will remain in my heart.”
“Someday, I would like to be a friend of all of you as someone who is not an idol and fans. And, I will definitely find it. I was happy and grateful for many who always loved me. Thank you so far from NTB, Jaeha.”
“Hello. This is the leader, Elmin. You were very surprised by the announcement yesterday. NTB has been disbanded since yesterday. Thank you so much for loving me so far. I will become the person who gives the love I have ever received! Ever NCIF, don’t get sick and be full of happy things!”
“G.O, who was always like an older brother, Seowooong-ie, who was silently by my side, Jaeha, who did his best, and Hyobin, the youngest who must have had a hard time doing all the hard work, suffered a lot. We couldn’t be together until the very end, but I’m sorry that I couldn’t do better, and I’m sorry that I couldn’t do better! Please support our precious members in the future a lot! Fans, it has been NTB so far! Thank you very much.”
Even though NTB announced their disbandment through their social media on March 1, 2021, let’s continue to support every member so that they can be more successful on their own paths in the future!
Well, that is all of the information about NTB, also known as Naughty Boys, starting from their full profile, fun facts, debut era, until their latest news before disbanding. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Byeol Korea!